It’s trade show time again, so I’m off to hobknob with the knitterati, but I wanted to load you up with some worthwhile links for the weekend—
– Love the sweater sleuthing from Dianna
– And the gauge investigation from Simone
– And the Cordova Gansey Project (use the links in the right rail to proceed)
– Want (to make) these dresses
– Last Season (thanks, KB)
– On a more somber note, this is not easy to watch but so important to understand (thanks, Renee)
– How many people are choosing to make their own clothes? “The global market for sewing machines is estimated to reach 30.8 million units by 2020, up from about 23.7 million last year.”
– Here’s to more clothes like Huelo’s dress becoming less rare and more attainable
– East Side Fiber Festival is mere weeks away! Are you coming?
ALSO: The new Taproot is here, and it’s my favorite theme they’ve done yet — Wild! Everything from foraging to fermenting; raising “wild” children; recipes for wild salmon, wild blueberries, wild rice; etc. The are two great tutorials: Margaret Oomen of crocheted rock fame writes about how that all began and shares a how-to for a baby puffin crocheted rock. And our friend Jen Hewett has a tutorial for a beautiful block-printed tea towel. You can grab that at Fringe Supply Co., of course. Embarrassment of riches in the Magazine department right now!
Have a great weekend! See you Monday—